I adjusted my clutch and cable because it was slipping like crazy and would just rev and not accelerate much. I have called yamaha corporation many time and I still get the oh to bad but we arent going to do anything about it. Hello, I changed 5 times the starter clutch inside starter motor. 2004 Audi A6 2. Harley Clutch seems to not completely disengage. Move it by hand and see if it will move up when you manually move the gear. I will add this much to it. Im having my wife depress the pedal 40 times then hold while i unscrew the bleed valve from the slave cylinder and retighten. I'm guessing I'm in for a starter clutch rebuild. When I tried to start it, the starter clutch wouldn't engage at all. Without a clutch of this type, the starter would continue spinning with the engine, and wear out quickly. The solenoids job is similar to a plunger ,it thrusts the starter gear outward to engage and turn the bikes engine. Not sure if this one has the one way bearing on a gear. #1: Clutch not disengaging (SOLVED) Author: ericleep, Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:08 am So I was working on my starter clutch for my 83 Virago 750, I got the new gear put in and it started up just fine. I have checked the fuse-Good, I have swapped relays-Good. Ive noticed the Outer Nut that secures the variator assembly is missing. Clutch Disc Failure: When a clutch disc fails it can do so in one for two ways. ☀ Price Sale Fuel Firestarters ☀ Charcoal Dispenser For 12lb Bags by Buddeez Over 7 Million Items. A/C compressor clutch not engaging. Thought for sure it was the starter because it all there is to it is the two bolts that ground it and the power. Installed new clutch assembly and a used transmission. If that looks good as well, the battery can be low and not spinning it fast enough. The solenoid isnt pushing the bendix out so the solenoid is faulty. Exclusive Daily Sales. I can manually shift the starter shoes back and. Clutch not engaging or something else. Im having my wife depress the pedal 40 times then hold while i unscrew the bleed valve from the slave cylinder and retighten. I removed the generator and the clutch assembly cover to see what was going on inside. When I tried to start it, the starter clutch wouldn't engage at all. Changing the Harley starter clutch is actually very much the same process as earlier (5 speed style) starters, with the exception of not having to touch your primary. if the starter is spinning but not engaging then the bendix (starter teeth) is not moving out to grab the flywheel teeth or the flywheel has some broken teeth. ☀ Price Sale Fuel Firestarters ☀ Charcoal Dispenser For 12lb Bags by Buddeez Over 7 Million Items. Within is an electro-magnetic field coil. The 300 starts, idles around 1400 and then engage about 1500. Grasshopper True Zero Turn riding mowers are specifically designed for superior cut quality, implement performance, ergonomic comfort and stress-free maintenance. The starter motor itself has a device, called a Bendix gear, which engages its pinion with the gear ring on the flywheel only while the starter is turning the engine. Clutch not engaging. Is the one-way bearing the same as the one-way clutch? Are we referring to Kawasaki # 13194-1094 or Arctic Cat #3201-122?. Your compressor should start for a brief period before building pressure. Secure the starter assembly to the engine with the (4) screws. This is often placed at the front of the starter. At 15 psi the AC clutch started to engage momentarily once it was at 35 psi and in the green zone of the g AC Clutch not engaging - Page 2 - Ford Ranger Forum Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > Ford Ranger Technical > Electrical Tech. If I put my hand and spin the flywheel it spins freely when I go counter clockwise and I can't move it clockwise at all. It will not stay engaged long enough to start the motor. SOURCE: No starter engagement 2005 Silverado 1100 I would seriouly look at the starter clutch, the 1100 yamaha cruiser motors are notorious for this problem way back when the same motor was in the viragos and the xvs 1100 vstars, yamaha have tried to fix the prob over the years but stillhavn't got it right. You push the button and instead of roaring to life, your bike makes an awful grinding sound, or turns over but slowly, or just clicks. 94 c1500 4. If the clutch is not engaging AND you have an adequate charge (145 psi on the low side without the AC running sounds to be in the ballpark), then there is something wrong in the compressor clutch circuit. I took belt pulley covers off and there was a lot of grass jammed in there. We have been selling LIFETIME WARRANTY clutches since 2005. It is not hard at all. Toyota 4Runner Forum - Largest 4Runner Forum > Toyota 4Runner Forum > 5th gen T4Rs > Proper way to engage 4wd. I followed instructions on forum for install of clutch. starter not engaging motor. Sure enough, I went to turn the key after shut off and the [starter motor] was spinning but not engaging. If the shoes and head slip against one another, the trimmer head spins erratically or not at all when you engage the throttle. I pulled the starter clutch but it looks ok. 7t AC problem, clutch not engaging - New user here and need a bit of help from some vets. Starter clutch never been done. Discussion Starter dropping the clutch with no gas does not stall it as it should. A starter (also self-starter, cranking motor, or starter motor) is a device used to rotate (crank) an internal-combustion engine so as to initiate the engine's operation under its own power. Having too heavy an oil or not changing it frequently enough can cause the starter clutch to bind and not engage. Adjustable stall speed and lock up. What you are doing here is connecting the battery directly to the starter motor, WITHOUT engaging the solenoid. when you go to start it, the outer part spins but it just doesnt grab well enough to really spin the motor fast enough to start. I just completed the clutch job from hell and now the car won't go into gear when it's started. The design of the starting system incorporates a starter gear that is always engaged with the engine. It has the correct freon charge. Some engines incorporate an automatic starting system that employs an electric starter motor mounted on a right angle drive adapter. A starter solenoid usually refers to the electromagnetic-mechanical unit (also referred to as the Bendix unit in homage to the earliest and most widely acccepted vendor/manufacturer of said device) inside the starter that, when energized, shoots the starter gearshaft out so the gear can engage the flywheel teeth. The drive mechanism is responsible for coordinating the thrust motion of the solenoid switch and the rotary motion of the electric starter motor and transferring them to the pinion. Hello all from a newbie. This time, after I pulled the rotor off, I was looking at what looked like the backside of a starter clutch, still on the starter sprocket. It would start but you could hear it knocking a bit. They said it was a 4 plus hour job?. Wonder what in spec clutch shoes and starter clutch shoes and the drum specs should be on a 1980 Vespa grande. The Clutch team comprises experienced entrepreneurs, technologists and car enthusiasts. If it is not engaging the flywheel, then there are only two possibilities. Hi I have a 85 XV700Viragofor 3or 4 years this problem has prevailed. As evidence, we present-of all things-its newest small. any ideas of what is wrong? i don't have money to pay for a mechanic, so i will learn how to do this myself. Thank-you should the starter belt not engage the clutch belt causing the engine to start? 01-07-2012, 04:48 PM 95-96 Club Car DS - starter turns will not engage. The starter will just spin. The starter needs to be removed to. Just ocassionally now the starter doesnt engage. so i checked the clutch relay and when it is not eganging there is no ground signal reaching the relay, but i cant figure out why. leave clutch blocked, and put it in 4th gear. life sucks right well bought new parts from yamaha dealer, had mechanic install, only to have the parts fail again. I hear the starter motor working, making its wheezing sound, but it's not turning the engine. Now the Harley starter clutch and gear are one component within the starter and swapping one out is easier than ever. The "nipple" part of clutch plate is facing engine. Any thoughts on any other possibilities or things to try? I tried to recharge (for the heck of it), but since the compressor is not turning, the refrigerent is not going in and there seems to be good pressure in the system. Other: check for 8v at terminal 50 0f solenoid switch/ if not (check for 8v at terminal 50 of ignition switch)-Check for voltage at field winding connecting strap w/ ignition turned to start. Idk what's wrong with my ac the clutch wont engage their pressure in the lines I had to manually get it to turn on meaning I used some gasket maker the felt and cut out rings the size of the compressor clutch and stick in their to get to spin over to charge but after I charged it the clutch still won't engage and theirs probably a thread here on it somewhere I scrolled for an hour and a half. You can watch the drive gear extend with the starter on the ground by using jumper cables. im at loss. Hello all from a newbie. There is literally NOTHING that will stop it in a hot climate. I can row through the gears when the car is off, but I can get it to go in any gears once it's started?. Look at the AC clutch PID to confirm that the PCM is calling for AC. These designs, however, continued to use a clutch to engage the engine with the transmission. 2002 warrior 350 starter clutch not engaging. Need a part for your floor buffer, scrubber or other floor machine?. Does someone have an idea of what I could have missed?. The starter clutch cover does have oil behind it, if you can lean it over against a wall or whatever you can minimise the loss, it's almost guaranteed you will need a new gasket for it. Confirm if +12 volts sent to AC clutch the clutch will engage. Any suggestions on fixing this issue. Seller said he installed new clutch cable, new push rod and new clutch basket. I did not add any R134a to the system. I tried adjusting the cable, but nothing works. When I tried to start it, the starter clutch wouldn't engage at all. I just went out and checked my 98. Hello - We have a 2001 Yamaha Breeze that the wife rides. Its primary function is as the actuating coil of a contactor (a relay designed for large electric currents) which connects the battery to the starter. The clutch and fans will not engage when the freon is low, this is to save the compressor from damage. Without a clutch of this type, the starter would continue spinning with the engine, and wear out quickly. This is a 14 HP early 1990. How to fix a recoil starter clutch that is not engaging when you pull the rope. The starter clutch is a sprag type clutch. If the starter motor is spinning normally but not engaging with the engine then it will be one of two things. The A/C clutch does not engage, even though the system is full of refrigerant. If the system is low on Freon, then the safety switch will kill power to the clutch so the compressor can engage. Same problem, when starter button is mashed it sound. Starters consist of 2 major components, the starter motor and the solenoid. Here is the correct set up: Remove the power cable from the starter!!. I have the same issue. And so what is the symptom of the bike. First time it happened I tapped on it with the jack rod until the bendix engaged, 2nd time I just rocked the truck slightly fo. Other: check for 8v at terminal 50 0f solenoid switch/ if not (check for 8v at terminal 50 of ignition switch)-Check for voltage at field winding connecting strap w/ ignition turned to start. Re: What is a "One Way Starter Clutch" Originally Posted by TFOGGuys Basically, it's a one way clutch that allows the starter motor to turn the engine over, then allows the crank to "over run" the starter, so that when the starter is disengaged, it is not being turned by the engine. I am looking over old threads on this issue. I was mowing some thick, tall grass prior to this. I looked in my free 300ex manual (thanks again) and it is like you said, it has a clutch or a one way bearing. The pinion gears engage the flywheel in firing up your engine. if it is low, you'll need to do a proper ac recovery, vacuum, & recharge procedure to the correct amount of refrigerant posted on the underside of the hood of your car. The dealer sure as **** knows what the secret is, but wants a bizzilion samoleons to make cold air. I have a 95 Kubota B2100HST. Stick the woodruff key back into its slot on the crank and offer up the flywheel / starter clutch assembly. my friend has a 1992 cadillac deville that he took in for service and came back with the a/c service light on and the a/c not working. new ACT clutch feels like its slipping On Topic. Check the switch as per the info attached. Look at the AC clutch PID to confirm that the PCM is calling for AC. FRUSTRATED is not the word. I went to drive off and the clutch won't disengage. I need advice. I did hate to drain out all that good T6 yesterday like I said, there was an immediate change from the starter clutch not engaging 50% of the time to 25% immediacy after the oil swap. 00 accell gear anyway. You've ruled out the starter as the culprit, or replaced it entirely, you've checked all the connections but you still experience those no start conditions. I tried adjusting the cable, but nothing works. The three bolts that mount the starter clutch *to* the rotor had ALL sheared cleanly, separating it from the rotor. 2003 Arctic Cat 400 electric starter will not crank if the starter clutch gear looks fine but is still not working correctly then all I should need to replace is. Took the cover off the top and I can turn the flywheel by hand and there are no missing teeth. Yesterday I pulled it out for the first time. The other possibility (the worst scenario) is some teeth have sheared of the flywheel and so the bendix is engaging nothing. Without a clutch of this type, the starter would continue spinning with the engine, and wear out quickly. When I engage the starter I can hear a noise (starter turning?) but the prop doesn’t turn for up to around five seconds. The clutch is irrelevant to the rest of the system. I'm getting nothing but the clutch bell spinning. Don't really need this on a race car. Harley Clutch seems to not completely disengage. Not all the time, just periodically until November when it did it all too frequently. Looking to adjust clutch on a SS, looking to see if I can "rent" the YDT for a day or two to adjust. I did hate to drain out all that good T6 yesterday like I said, there was an immediate change from the starter clutch not engaging 50% of the time to 25% immediacy after the oil swap. This bike sat for many years and now the starter clutch does not engage? So it did not run yet? In this case I would assume a very good chance that it will after the first extended turn when the engine got really warm for the first time again. They said it was a 4 plus hour job?. So I am installing a new clutch lever and it bolts right on, but when I start the bike and shift it into first it clicks into gear and dies meaning the. Any advice on what I can do for a starter motor that takes 10-15 goes to engage and turn the motor over please? It makes a whirring noise like an angry hornet. Lo and behold, it *was* the starter clutch. Worst part was fishing out all the pieces after it shattered. Drove all last month no issues then tried to start my 40 truck today and the starter was just spinning and not engaging the fly wheel. Changed starter clutch and now doesn't start If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Did buying the new starter clutch solve the issue for you? Thanks. The operators manual states that the engine can be started in Neutral, or in gear, when pulling in the clutch. I checked the relay and that is fine. If the gear is engaged, the bike won't move. The pedal has pressure. This would destroy the starter motor if it was not disengaged from the engine. The starter clutch cover does have oil behind it, if you can lean it over against a wall or whatever you can minimise the loss, it's almost guaranteed you will need a new gasket for it. you can lock the brakes down to help with the lurching. My clutch is a bit worn so i'm thinking that may have something to do with it. The clutch system is mechanical and hydraulic, so it will make some noises, but none of them should be really loud. Is this a problem with the drive clutch? Surely the starter motor which is a pre engaged type will not be energised until the drive cog has engaged the flywheel?. Bump the starter button and see if the starter clutch moves out to engage the clutch gear. Puch e50 Lightened Race Starter Clutch Plate Gotta shave weight wherever you can if you wanna go fast. Hold the starter assembly in place while pulling gently on the starter rope. the clutch gear not engaging the starter and how do I check that. This 4-notch, 39mm diameter, the nut is reverse threaded. What am I doing wrong?. my friend has a 1992 cadillac deville that he took in for service and came back with the a/c service light on and the a/c not working. I had to replace the starter clutch. hey guys, my valk starter will only engage when in neutral. I removed the grass but it will not engage. I'm not sure if there is slack, because i tightened the cable as tight as it could possibly go, and still no changes. On one bike, an oil change solved the problem of the starter clutch not engaging. The high- and low-pressure switches prevent A/C clutch engagement under certain conditions, by opening the electrical circuit. CB750KZ 1980 - I had the infamous spinning starter clutch scenario so I duly replaced the springs etc, threadlocked the 3 bolts and put back together. The odds overwhelmingly favor the former over the latter and that's a good thing. Not sure if it makes any difference, but its fuel injected vs carb. The clutch does not need to be. Now my car will not go into any gears when on. The regular seafom just burns off eventually and I think the transtune improved the clutch grab. Once installed onto the starter shaft, the bearing should spin freely counter-clockwise, and engage the shaft when turned clockwise. The relays for the condenser fan and compressor clutch are interchangeable so try swapping them. I can hear the electric motor running but the engine stands still. If your starter is just spinning and not engaging to crank the engine, that could either be the primary drive gear under the stator cover on the right side of the engine or the starter clutch. This 4-notch, 39mm diameter, the nut is reverse threaded. so my friend recently bought an '80 traveler with a 50v variator put on it, and it seems the starter part of the clutch is slipping bad. This could be caused by a misadjusted clutch or a faulty clutch or clutch linkage. Starter teeth stay in contact with it and once the engine gets going it free wheels. Recently its been starting fine when cold, but after riding and when the engine gets hot, the starter will just spin and spin but will not engage to actually start the engine. I have located the (already immobilized) side stand switch, and have verified it to be functioning, as intended. I bought a 68 Mustang 302 engine for a Standard transmission car and that bolted in fine but it isn't engaging the flywheel. then its the starter solinoid thats bad. Starter Gear Repair Kit - If your starter kicks out when engaged or makes a rattling sound & will not engage, it is usually the gear that engages with the one on the crank has worn its teeth out (problem is actually not in the starter motor but in the drive train system to the crankshaft, like an Auto bendix drive). Starter is engaging much better. I looked in my free 300ex manual (thanks again) and it is like you said, it has a clutch or a one way bearing. This is a manual transmission and the clutch won't engage. Remember, most engines have a flat metal shim on the kick starter shaft. Not sure if this one has the one way bearing on a gear. Starter clutch overhaul is an easy, but rather time-consuming task. Sometimes it takes a few tries of rocking to have any luck. so the solinoid just spins with out kicking out to flywheel. A/C compressor clutch not engaging. I have had my extremely reliable 1. This clutch grips the starter driveshaft, which is in turn engaged to the flywheel inside the primary cover to turn the engine. It can be frustrating when your lawn mower or small engine starter won't engage, but there are solutions you can take to prevent and correct starter problems. I have swapped out to a new starter- new -a different Dura II spark box, changed out ignition switch starter relay and still it will not disengage -does anyone have any ideas on this----it is keeping me from firing up my new 302 engine thanks in advance for any advice given. The bike has 40k miles on it, so I'm not too surprised that there is an issue, but I would think the clutch would be slipping at this point and not grabbing more!. I also swapped the MG Clutch relay with the Lighting 2 relay (which is the same specification) and that did not solve the problem. Guage actually showed the pressure to be extremely high and said to not add refrigerant as it was a different issue. Yesterday I pulled it out for the first time. Starters can be electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic. So I am installing a new clutch lever and it bolts right on, but when I start the bike and shift it into first it clicks into gear and dies meaning the. I pulled the plug to it, and with the ac on, I have 12v going to the clutch so I know everything leading up to the clutch is working. Hello all from a newbie. Started fine all day, however the noise sometimes was a little less than ideal. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the starter is also a generator that chagres the battery. I've had to undo that before, since the clip/bushing that holds it on broke. Old clutch would lock and spin the starter causing all kinds of electrical problems, Or would allow the starter to free spin (no engine turnover), or turn the engine over very very slowly. Starter motor will not run. Just bought a 95 wr250. Arctic Cat Home; Contact; Cart 0 Items, USD$ 0. Sometimes starter spins but not engage, need new flywheel? I have a 1980 CJ5, it was starting fine, with a little noise but starting fine yesterday I went to Sam's club with no problem, parked and after the engine was off I notice I was invading two spaces, I started the engine again and parked correctly with no problem. The starter is bad or the flywheel is damaged and the starter pinion is not touching it, or both. got a weird one. it will make the starter kick in. If the teeth are misaligned it will not engage. If the clutch is not engaging AND you have an adequate charge (145 psi on the low side without the AC running sounds to be in the ballpark), then there is something wrong in the compressor clutch circuit. When that happened I replaced the CSSS, but still no go. But that's all I could do. Remote Starter Solenoid Mod. A starter drive that is on the verge of failure may engage briefly but then slip. I've tried to research, watch all the youtube videos I can, and I've torn apart and re assembled twice now but my new TB HD clutch is not engaging. Puch e50 Lightened Race Starter Clutch Plate Gotta shave weight wherever you can if you wanna go fast. Is the one-way bearing the same as the one-way clutch? Are we referring to Kawasaki # 13194-1094 or Arctic Cat #3201-122?. I mean what is it doing or not doing? If the problem was the starter clutch when the starter button is pushed the starter motor would spin, but the engine would not engage. com for expert Tips & Advice on all things automotive including car buying and leasing, vehicle ownership, driving tips and car maintenance. The clutch has a sprag which can go bad which will disengage the engine when cranking. The battery is good (Brand new). leave fuel and ignition off and set inthe seat and use a knife to short the starter thumb switch to the trans cover. When that happened I replaced the CSSS, but still no go. The clutch does not even attempt to engage when I turn the AC on. The center part (the clutch) should be engaged and should be spining along with the pulley. on these the solenoid does play a function in engaging the drive gear. Any suggestions on fixing this issue. Under the slogan of 'For Earth, For Life,' Kubota works on challenges in the fields of food, water, and the environment on a global scale. So what should happen is that the starter motor will spin but will not crank the engine. The 650GS has a sprag clutch to engage the starter motor. (the peice that the solinoid actually moves. Exmark mowers: Built for dependable, long-lasting service. With a manual vehicle is it best to start the engine with the clutch pushed in to save the starter motor? Apparently doing that reduces the amount of strain put on the starter motor and I would imagine also the battery due to the slightly reduced drag from having the gearbox disengaged. Next is to dismantle the starter and check inside for the pinion gears. I'm guessing it needs a good cleaning, or it is just weak springs. Find One Way Clutch Starter Motors related suppliers, manufacturers, products and specifications on GlobalSpec - a trusted source of One Way Clutch Starter Motors information. Brand new clutch won't engage. Guage actually showed the pressure to be extremely high and said to not add refrigerant as it was a different issue. There is nothing wrong with the starter as it can be remotely jumped off the battery using the solenoid. Lo and behold, it *was* the starter clutch. do that about 10 or so times. If yes, then the CCRM is BAD. Discussion Starter FYI - Toyota wanted $800. Starter Spins but doesn't engage Home I just picked it up from the dealer and they said that they serviced the sprag clutch. To me it sounds like I put the starter clutch gears on backwards even though I don't see how I could have done that. ok short and sweet. Again, wood blocks are your friend. Is this a problem with the drive clutch? Surely the starter motor which is a pre engaged type will not be energised until the drive cog has engaged the flywheel?. You are going to have to look at the flywheel. 2013 Cruze LT 1. Just wondering what else might cause it. Jenoe wrote "It seems that the sprag clutch engaging the starter has some serious problem. You have a leak that you need to fix. leave fuel and ignition off and set inthe seat and use a knife to short the starter thumb switch to the trans cover. A sprag clutch is used in many helicopter designs to transfer power from the engine to the main rotor. The battery is good (Brand new). I have had a new clutch, pressure plate, slave cylinder, master cylinder installed on my 87 YJ with 4. Check the DG/O wire at the CCRM for +12 volts with the AC on. Then starter sounds like it is spinning free. The starter drive was always fully engaging the flywheel teeth 100% of the time even when the starter was just spinning and not turning the flywheel. I mean what is it doing or not doing? If the problem was the starter clutch when the starter button is pushed the starter motor would spin, but the engine would not engage. Make certain you installed this with the lip on the sprag toward the crankcase. 3 rides later, clutch will not engage. I need advice. Lately my rear engine has had an issue with the starter or clutch. When a clutch sensor fails, the usual symptom is that all the onboard electrical and electronic components function, but the starter motor does not engage when the key is turned to the “Ign” position. The solenoid has to pull in all the way to excite the starter. 1) Your AC clutch could have gone bad (in which case, it's easier to just get a new compressor). the clutch master and slave cylinder are not leaking any where. Check the switch as per the info attached. Stick a sharpened screwdriver between the flywheel and the disc and the disc and the pressure plate and push the screwdrive in to break the disc loose. When this happens I have to kick and HOLD the gear lever up and slowly release the clutch again and I can feel the engine reengage. 3psd, my a/c compressor clutch will not engage at all. However, if you are sure that the clutch is driving the input shaft, then this is what I think is left: Shift hub or fork for 1st - 2nd gears broken, or gear stripped. A girl needs help!!! [on Heel/Toe & Double-Clutch Technique] Racing, Driving, New Driver & High-Performance Driving Schools. I replaced the starter (before I really looked to see what was going on) and that did not fix it. The starter will just spin. when you get the clutch basket out, do not mess with your shifter or clutch lever. There are no leaks that I can see. If it's bad and the motor kicks back it won't engage thus the starter gears will not get damaged. i was looking for fuses and found an a/c clutch fuse and it was blown so i said sweet problem solvednope. I will add this much to it. Whether it is the compressor, the coolant or the oil, you have to keep a watchful eye on all of them and try not to. Your compressor should start for a brief period before building pressure. This one is the circuit that directs power to the AC clutch to engage it. THe starter does not want to seem to engage the flywheel. So i just got my bike running again after it not working for about a year (Electriacal issues). Again, remove the spark plugs to make sure there's no compression and make sure the bike is in neutral. would not properly engage the lower driveshaft assembly. hey guys, my valk starter will only engage when in neutral. com » Technical, repair and troubleshooting » Electrical » starter spins but will not engage Message [Page 1 of 1 ] 1 starter spins but will not engage on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:05 pm. Cost me $155 and about an hours work. Starter clutch overhaul is an easy, but rather time-consuming task. It will catch once in a while, but most of the time the starter will just spin. Diagnosis starts with a thorough visual inspection. Hello, I changed 5 times the starter clutch inside starter motor. This is a great step towards increasing the power output from your bike! This will help distribute the oil more evenly over your clutch pads increasing their life while keeping them cooler. I did not add any R134a to the system. The starter is bad or the flywheel is damaged and the starter pinion is not touching it, or both. any help is greatly appreciated. First the disc lining can become worn out from normal usage which will make the clutch slip not allowing the power of the engine to transfer through to the transmission, or the lining can come off not allowing the clutch to disengage. My starter rope pulls and then retracts, but does not engage. Vespa starter clutch won't engage. When this happens I have to kick and HOLD the gear lever up and slowly release the clutch again and I can feel the engine reengage. It's possible that if the starter tried to engage but didn't have enough torque to spin the motor, the sprags in the starter clutch still could be engaged, and so then when you rocked the bike in gear it moved the starter motor position. 2013 Cruze LT 1. Stick a sharpened screwdriver between the flywheel and the disc and the disc and the pressure plate and push the screwdrive in to break the disc loose. If I move the flywheel back and forth a bit it does engage - Answered by a verified Technician. Old clutch would lock and spin the starter causing all kinds of electrical problems, Or would allow the starter to free spin (no engine turnover), or turn the engine over very very slowly. I then jumped the AC relay to and noticed the clutch would cycle erratically despite being commanded on. However, when I engage the starter, it spins but the pinion gear doesn't engage the flywheel. 2004 700 edge touring classic - my electric starter gear is not engaging fully. Your concern is valid, but don't get paranoid. Big relief. I replaced the one way bearing behind the flywheel with a new one, on reinstall it just spins as it did before.